1 Dead After 2 Personal Watercrafts Crash in Lutz

LUTZ, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say two personal watercrafts collided on a Tampa Bay-area lake, killing one man.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the two watercrafts collided around 3 a.m. Saturday on Lake Hobbs in Hillsborough County.

Authorities say the sheriff’s dive team recovered the body of 30-year-old Ryan Burke of Lutz.

Wildlife conservation commission spokesman George Well says a woman also was injured in the collision. She has been hospitalized.

Wells says neither Burke nor the woman was wearing a lifejacket.

The state agency says Florida requires everyone on a personal watercraft to wear a lifejaLake Hobbs cket. State law also prohibits using personal watercrafts at between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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